After the rousing success of our first two publications, Winter Wren and Tower, we're convinced that the novella is not dead. That is, after all, why we started this press. We're looking for new, previously unpublished manuscripts between 20 000 and 40 000 words. Our focus is primarily the fictional novella, but we'll consider other forms of innovative prose, including non-fiction. Think fictional essays or manifestos, non-fiction novels, or anything in between. Small treasures that will make one want to read them in a single sitting, and tell all of one's literary-minded friends.

If you think your finished manuscript fits this bill, send it to us in PDF format, as a single file. Your work must be original, and by a single author. Contact information (including an email address) should be included on the title page. Manuscripts will not be returned. PDFs can be submitted via email to Feel free to tell us a bit about yourself or include a bio. We'll do our best to notify you of our decision within three months. At this time we are only able to read one novella per submission.

We are a micropress but we do offer a unique and non-traditional working relationship with our authors. If you'd like more information, please email us.

Please share our call for submissions with your friends and writing network, or anyone else you know looking for a publisher.

Anik See and Theresa Kishkan

Fish Gotta Swim Editions
Madeira Park, B.C. / Amsterdam